A Chance to Make an Informed Decision on November 5th

Our school district believes that participation in athletics, band, choir, drama, and other student organizations is an important part of offering opportunities to students. For many students, participating in these groups or as a member of a team makes for a much better school experience. In fact, research supports that students who participate in extracurricular activities perform better and have a higher rate of graduation than students who do not.

 

The budget reduction plan for Lebanon City Schools was released last week. This plan provides details regarding the planned cuts should the school levy fail on November 5. While most of the plan includes budgetary cuts, there is a part of the plan that calls for an increase in pay-to-participate fees.

 

Currently, high school athletes pay $250 per sport to participate. Junior high athletes pay $175 per sport. The revenue from these fees, around $250,000 per year, funds approximately one-third of the total cost for the athletic program. To continue our athletic program if the levy fails, 100% of athletic operating costs will need to be funded by the participants in the program. This means that pay-to-participate fees would increase from $250/$175 per sport to $700-$800 per sport depending on the total number of athletes.

 

Our athletic department has been fielding questions about pay-to-participate and we understand that a large increase will damage our program and lead to some students not participating. However, the core mission of a school district is to educate students in the classroom and without the additional revenue from this levy, our district simply cannot continue to supplement athletic costs.

 

The intent of this communication is to make all athletes and parents aware of the possibilities discussed here so that you can make an informed decision on November 5.

11/6/2019 12:30 AM

2019-2020 OHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Form

Please be advised that the 2019-2020 OHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Form that is listed under RESOURCES is an ACCEPTED form by the OHSAA.

5/1/2020 1:19 PM

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  • What a great job by the Warrior Bowling team in SELLING OUT Eastern Lanes for our fundraiser. Great times...building community!

    What a great job by the Warrior Bowling team in SELLING OUT Eastern Lanes for our fundraiser. Great times...building community!

  • 1st Place GROUP costume winners!

    1st Place GROUP costume winners!

  • Thanks to several of our Bowling ALumni family members who came out to support Booling 2018... Bailey Perkins, Seth Hines, Jack Staffan, Trevor Bottles, and Delaney Brun! Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior!

    Thanks to several of our Bowling ALumni family members who came out to support Booling 2018... Bailey Perkins, Seth Hines, Jack Staffan, Trevor Bottles, and Delaney Brun! Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior!

  • Great friends and costumes at our 2018 fundraiser.

    Great friends and costumes at our 2018 fundraiser.

  • Great friends and costumes at our 2018 fundraiser.

    Great friends and costumes at our 2018 fundraiser.

  • Post tourney lunch celebrating LHS's 1st ever state qualifier... the Bottles family, the Crase family, and Coaches Perkins and Volmering.

    Post tourney lunch celebrating LHS's 1st ever state qualifier... the Bottles family, the Crase family, and Coaches Perkins and Volmering.

  • Nick Crase at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl prior to beginning of the OHSAA State tournament.

    Nick Crase at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl prior to beginning of the OHSAA State tournament.

  • Led by a strong senior class, this was our 2nd boys team to advance to the OHSAA district championships.

    Led by a strong senior class, this was our 2nd boys team to advance to the OHSAA district championships.

  • 2012 -2013 LHS Boys

    2012 -2013 LHS Boys

  • Our 1st team to qualify for the district tournament.We had a strong senior class with a talented group of sophomores.

    Our 1st team to qualify for the district tournament.We had a strong senior class with a talented group of sophomores.

  • The 2010-2011 LHS Boys team. Justin Leasure (1st kneeling in front row) became the 1st Warrior boy to advance to district play.

    The 2010-2011 LHS Boys team. Justin Leasure (1st kneeling in front row) became the 1st Warrior boy to advance to district play.

  • The 2009-2010 LHS Boys bowling team. Our 1st year at Strike Zone Lanes in Franklin

    The 2009-2010 LHS Boys bowling team. Our 1st year at Strike Zone Lanes in Franklin